Joshua Spare has been a resident in Mansfield ISD since 2007 when he moved here with his wife, Jeanne and daughter Elle. Shortly after moving here, his son Emmett was born at the Mansfield Methodist hospital. Education and family have always been driving forces in Joshua’s life.
He comes from a family of educators. Joshua’s grandfather was a school Superintendent in New Jersey and worked for the State Department of Education. His father was an elementary school principal and his mother taught remedial English and Math. Education, you could say, is in his blood. In 1988, Joshua was selected by the State of New Jersey for a full scholarship under the Governor’s Teaching Scholarship Program. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1993 with a BA in English and History.
Joshua has been working in the information technology industry for over 23 years. He holds an internationally recognized certification for Information Systems Security and has been trained as an ethical hacker. He now works in the Energy Industry managing a 24/7 critical infrastructure for the United States Power Grid.
One of his favorite pastimes is playing chess. Joshua has competed in Chess tournaments in New York, Philadelphia and Las Vegas and won the Texas State Championship for his section in 2003. His true passion is trying to make his community a better place.
Joshua started volunteering in 2008 when he became the Finance Chairman for the Mira Lagos HOA. In this role, he was successfully able to bring financial transparency to the HOA. In 2009, he was elected to the Mira Lagos HOA Board and is currently serving as its president. Three years ago, Joshua was elected to the Grand Prairie Peninsula PID and now serves as its President.
In 2013, Joshua stepped forward to run for Grand Prairie City Council and made great friends and connections within the City. He was appointed by Councilman Jeff Wooldridge to the Planning and Zoning Commission and is currently serving as its Secretary.
Joshua will bring his tireless energy and strong desire to serve his neighbors as a Mansfield ISD School Board Trustee. He is a proven leader who combines passion for volunteering, knowledge of education and public service experience.